The best way to have green beans

Yea yea, I know, I don't usually post recipes/food stuff, but this is amazing.

We all know green beans as the boring thing you put in a pot in boil. Well, my mom had an awesome idea when I was a kid and decided to put them in a skillet with a bit of oil and "fry" them. It's amazing. I've discovered a massive improvement on this.


  1. Frozen or fresh green beans (don't use canned. Not nearly as good (though still bearable in a pinch)
  2. Garlic salt
  3. Pepper
  4. Ground ginger
  5. Soy sauce
  6. Vegetable or or canola oil (probably won't work with Olive oil)

First, put the oil in a skillet. You probably need a table spoon or two. Let that get fairly hot and then dump in the beans. As their cooking(on high/medium high), add in a good amount of garlic salt, pepper, and just a light sprinkling of ginger(probably about a teaspoon or two). Let them cook(stir them around every few minuteS) until a few of the green beans get a bit carmelized/brown. Don't worry, they're not burning. I have to taste them to know their done. It's when they get to the point where they're still firm, but not really crispy.

Anyway, when they're done, now add a little bit of soy sauce to the skillet. Probably about an 1/8th of a cup or so. Just enough to get a bit of the flavor onto the green beans. Then, remove them from the skillet and enjoy!

This is the best way to eat green beans. I'm sure it's not healthy at all, but it is SOOO good. It's also extremely easy. It's about a million times better than boiled green beans

Posted: 12/12/2012 1:32:41 AM


Jon Neal
I just tried something similar after reading this. I didn't have garlic salt or ground ginger, though. I'm not a fan of pepper either, so I didn't add that. I cooked about a cup and a half in a tablespoon of vegetable oil, threw in some soy sauce and then chili powder (gives it a slight taste of spicyness) and a pinch of salt. Still tasted pretty amazing, but not as many flavours as yours! I'm going to have to get some more spices and herbs here to add some more flavour to meals. Delicious!
12/16/2012 2:35:19 AM
Heh, I also tried it with a bit of Sirancha. That gave it some definite spice. But yea, at the least you need some garlic though. 
12/17/2012 8:04:54 AM

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